Over the past 15 years, I’ve shot over 45 snowboard movies. It was always about riding new stuff, finding new stuff, finding that ultimate terrain -- the ultimate mountains to snowboard down… About 4 years ago, I started to realize that I’m really going to the same zones and same faces year in and year out. It started to take the joy out of it. Over the years, I’ve realized that if I just went a little bit deeper, I’d be in this untouched, unridden realm. I’ve had a desire to really focus on quality lines and not necessarily quantity – those lines that take days or weeks or months to prepare for.
We basically picked locations that I’ve been going to for a long time that are some of the meccas for free riding – Tetons in Wyoming, Sierras in California, Wasatch in Utah, Coast Mountains in British Columbia, Alaska outside of Haines, and the Alps in Europe. In all the areas, there’s this small chunk of terrain that everyone is fighting over, but if you want to go and walk a little bit further, than you have the place to yourself. That’s the deal. Focus on the meccas, but go where no one’s going in those meccas because it takes too long to get there.
In anticipation of the 2010 fall release of Deeper, Teton Gravity Research has been spitting out episodes of Deeper Unplugged. Episode 11 is a doozy, with the crew in Glacier Bay Alaska as a major winter storm hits.